Read Oregon: An Oregon Collaborative for Improvement of Literacy

formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education

ONLINE COURSE (Blackboard)

TCE 593: Reading and Writing in the Middle and Secondary Schools (3 cr)
Winter 2008
Summer 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Dr. Ken Winograd, OSU

Students in Reading and Writing in the Middle and Secondary Schools will develop an understanding of teaching literacy across the content areas, with particular attention to the application of skills that support Oregon's academic content standards and assessment systems. Students will examine the role of reading and writing skills in the standards-based classroom through authentic practices and contexts. The class is designed to assist educators in identifying modes of communication and integrating instruction and assessment that support students' work to meet standards and to communicate effectively in school, community, and work.
PREREQUISITES There are no required prerequisites for this course. However, learners are assumed to be teachers with experience with middle and high school students.
Learning tasks will be problem-based and related to the teaching experience. Students will identify the reading and writing skills appropriate to content area curriculum and will design, implement, and assess instruction in reading and writing strategies that promote student success in a standards-based classroom and connect to school, community, and work. Students will engage in reflective dialogue with colleagues at the school site, and instructors, and peers through the Discussion Board to analyze and improve instruction.
STANDARDS This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2003 Standards for Reading Professionals:
2.2 Use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches and methods, including technology-based practices, for learners at different stages of development and from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
2.3 Use a wide range of curriculum materials in effective reading instruction for learners at different stages of reading and writing development and from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
3.3 Use assessment information to plan, evaluate, and revise effective instruction that meets the needs of all students, including those at different developmental stages and those from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
4.1 Use students' interests, reading abilities, and backgrounds as foundations for the reading and writing program.
4.3 Model reading and writing enthusiastically as valued lifelong activities.
4.4 Motivate learners to be lifelong readers.
The learner will be able to:
  1. identify reading and writing skills needed for school, community, and work congruent with grade level and curricular area taught;
  2. become familiar with the individual traits of Oregon reading and writing scoring guides, as well as related Oregon assessments;
  3. using scoring guides to design reading and writing work samples and verify student judgments when appropriate;
  4. identify multiple modes for delivering information and the reading and writing strategies appropriate to each mode;
  5. apply knowledge of current research in the teaching of reading and writing to integrate the teaching of these skills within the curricular area;
  6. design student-centered instructional practices that promote learning and practice in the effective use of reading and writing skills;
  7. participate in reflective dialogue with peers and instructors to self-evaluate to improve instruction.
CORE/ELECTIVE This graduate course can be used as 3 elective credits in the Literacy Strategies and Methods thematic area in the 24-credit Reading Endorsement program, the 12-credit Literary Education program, or for individual professional development. Please consult an advisor at your home institution about adding this course to your program.
INSTRUCTOR Dr. Ken Winograd, Associate Professor, OSU College of Education. (BA, Rider College; Ed.M., Rutgers University - elementary education; EdD University of Northern Colorado - curriculum and instruction.)
Middle and high school teachers.
Students should expect to spend 9 hours per week for 10 weeks in course-related activities (e.g., reading the text and course materials, posting to discussion forums, completing written reports/papers and classroom-based assignments). This course is online and does not require in-person attendance. Assignments are completed on the learner's time schedule and are due as posted.
TEXTBOOK A textbook is required for this course. You will be sent the textbook title and suggested purchase locations when you register for the course.
COST No course in the ReadOregon curriculum will cost more than $359 per credit, including fees, for students in the ReadOregon program.
CONTACT For more details on this course, please contact Ken Winograd at OSU.

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